• Abundant Life

    The Goodness of Agony

    No one likes to suffer. Agony isn’t very welcome, now is it! Jesus cried out in prayer before His impending suffering and death, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me.” But as I reflect on Good Friday,…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    The Blessed Pilgrim

    My soul yearns, even faints,    for the courts of the Lord;my heart and my flesh cry out    for the living God. – Psalm 84:2 NIV Blessed are those whose strength is in you,    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. – Psalm 84:5 NIV As the chaos…

  • Abundant Life

    -BUT TAKE HEART-

    Dear Friends – are you weary today? Is the weight of the world on your shoulders? That always sounded like a silly expression to me. But it’s kind of making sense these days… Living in this world makes for a…

  • Abundant Life,  Scripture Poetry

    Burdens

    How quickly our hearts get led astray on a tangent of unrest. How tumultuous are our emotions, rocking us as wind to waves on the sea and threatening to capsize our hearts beyond repair. Be settled, Dear Friends, in the…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    When I’m at the End of Me…

    When my patience wanes When my inner self screams “That’s it I’m done!” Jesus, take me deeper… Beyond myself Into the fullness of your presence Where I find all I need Jesus, pull me closer… My strength and heart fail…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    The Messenger

    As I lay my head down to rest at night, sleep is still a long way off. Heaviness defines me and tears fall as I reflect on the fear and ugliness impacting our world. I pray, trusting my pain to…

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